WWE Top 10 takes you back to this week's SmackDown LIVE to revisit the show's most thrilling, physical and controversial moments.02/22/2017 - 13:30
John Cena, Dean Ambrose, AJ Styles, The Miz, Baron Corbin, Dolph Ziggler, Luke Harper, Kalisto, Apollo Crews, Mojo Rawley battle for the right to headline WrestleMania against WWE Champion Bray Wyatt.02/22/2017 - 00:15
Fearless Nikki gets checked out after battling The Queen of Black Harts and suffering a pipe assault courtesy of Maryse.02/21/2017 - 23:45
After Naomi was forced to relinquish the SmackDown Women's Championship, The Wicked Witch of WWE battles her longstanding adversary to become the new titleholder.02/21/2017 - 22:00
Fearless Nikki looks to rid her life of The Queen of Black Harts in a brutal Falls Count Anywhere Match.02/21/2017 - 22:00
Just nine days after realizing her lifelong dream, an injured Naomi must surrender the SmackDown Women's Title to General Manager Daniel Bryan.02/21/2017 - 21:00
See incredible slow-motion footage from the explosive SmackDown LIVE WWE Title Triple Threat Match between Bray Wyatt, John Cena and AJ Styles.02/17/2017 - 15:45
Three of SmackDown LIVE's best square off for the WWE Championship in a main event free-for-all.02/14/2017 - 22:45
Arena Report - The Rose Garden
WWE makes its long awaited return to the City of Roses tonight for an action packed episode of SmackDown. Also making a long awaited return to the Rose Garden is Portland’s own Rowdy Roddy Piper. In front of a raucous hometown crowd, the Rowdy Scot will be hosting a special segment of Piper’s Pit with guests Daivari and The Great Khali.
Aside from being the first visit to Portland since 2004, tonight’s show will be SmackDown’s inaugural broadcast from the Rose Garden. The last time WWE TV emanated from Portland was in September ’04, when the venue hosted the pay-per-view spectacular Unforgiven. On a huge show, Chris Jericho defeated Christian in a rousing Ladder Match to win the Intercontinental Championship. Later, Chris Benoit & William Regal defeated Evolution’s Ric Flair & Batista in tag team action and HBK beat Kane with Sweet Chin Music. In the main event, Triple H used interference from his Evolution mates and a Pedigree to defeat Randy Orton and claim his 9th World Heavyweight Championship.
Earlier in ’04, WWE brought Monday Night RAW to Portland. In a classic match between two of the sports all-time great technicians, Chris Benoit came out the victor when he forced Ric Flair to tap out to the Crippler Crossface. Also on the show, Trish Stratus & Chris Jericho won a mixed tag team match against Matt Hardy & Molly. In the main event, Randy Orton successfully defended his Intercontinental Championship in a Triple Threat match against Booker T and Rob Van Dam.
The Rose Garden, which opened in 1995, is the home of the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers. The venue is a popular site for concerts featuring the best the music world has to offer such as Paul McCartney, David Bowie and the Rolling Stones. The arena sits close to 20,000 people for WWE events, and tonight should be no different as SmackDown is the hottest ticket in town.
Be sure to tune in tonight to find out what happens when hometown hero Rowdy Roddy Piper brings Piper’s Pit back to Portland.